Ishpeming Township, Michigan

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Ishpeming Township is a civil township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,522 at the 2000 census. The city of Ishpeming is located at the southeast corner of the township, but is administratively autonomous.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 91.4 square miles (236.9 km²), of which, 86.5 square miles (224.0 km²) of it is land and 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²) of it (5.45%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,522 people, 1,347 households, and 1,035 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.7 per square mile (15.7/km²). There were 1,692 housing units at an average density of 19.6/sq mi (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.50% White, 0.17% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 1,347 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,139, and the median income for a family was $49,286. Males had a median income of $41,348 versus $22,127 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,736. About 5.7% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


Aspen Ridge Elementary School, openend fall 1997, Aspen Ridge Middle School, opened fall 1997, Westwood High School, opened 1974

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